Business News

Ault joins CREDC team

Columbia River Economic Development Council recently hired a new business development manager.

The Serendipity Shop sells clothing, eclectic items

Cori Lee’s business card contains a definition of serendipity — “the art of making happy discoveries.” She recently opened a new business in Washougal, The Serendipity Shop, which contains a wide array of goods.

Upkes Group CEO to present business strategy workshop

Executives and others in leadership positions are invited to identify their greatest opportunities and obstacles during a business strategy workshop. Keith Upkes, president and chief executive officer of The Upkes Group, in Camas, will also talk about getting clear on who you are and who you are not as a company, developing a clear vision of what you need to accomplish in order to grow, and learning strategies to improve profitability.

PubTalk will feature several business pitches

Four area companies will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a judging panel of industry experts at the next Clark County PubTalk. The session, sponsored by the Columbia River Economic Development Council and the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, will be held Tuesday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver.

Veterans invited lunch organized by Cub Scouts

Veterans are invited to a luncheon in their honor Saturday, May 24, at Camas United Methodist Church.

Treasure House aims to raise money for van

A local non-profit is working to raise money so that it can purchase a delivery van. The Inter-Faith Treasure House, which serves east Clark County, is currently working to raise at least $5,000 during the next three months to purchase the vehicle. Camas-Washougal Community Chest has offered to match any donations received in May, June and July, up to $5,000.

English Estate to celebrate 111th anniversary

Music, wine and food will be part of a 111th anniversary celebration at English Estate Winery.

Volunteers needed to help out at Dozer Days

Volunteers are currently being sought to participate in Dozer Days, which gives kids an opportunity to operate heavy construction equipment and participate in excavation activities. Dozer Days will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Previously, the event was held at Fisher Quarry near Camas.

GP supports Camas Days festival

Anna Fry, principle secretary for the Georgia-Pacific Camas paper mill engineering department and VP Mill Manager Joe Ertolacci, recently presented a check for $3,500 to Brent Erickson, executive director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.

A First Friday fiesta in Camas

May’s First Friday will bring festive dancing, music, Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo kids’ crafts, and more to downtown Camas May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.